Metalysis opens new Materials Discovery Centre.
15 April 2017
At the end of March 2017 Metalysis, a T.I.C. member company, opened its new Materials Discovery Centre at South Yorkshire’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (“AMP”) at a ceremony attended by the elite of the British metals industry, including the T.I.C. At its new Materials Discovery Centre, Metalysis will carry out bespoke, commercial R&D projects to produce exotic metal powders for high performance alloys of growing demand among additive manufacturing applications, such as the aerospace and automotive industries. Its first new customer, rare earth miner Mkango Resources, announced 20 March that it had signed up Metalysis for a commercial R&D programme to develop 3D printed rare earth magnets for electric vehicles.
More than 200 company executives, researchers, scientists, politicians and financiers visited the Materials Discovery Centre to learn more. Metalysis held an exhibition within the factory, titled The Future of Solid State Metal Processing, and a one-off chance to tour the Company’s new operations. Live experiments, powder processing, presentations and even a lab turned into a cinema provided multiple platforms to map out the Company’s ambitious plans for further growth. On display were a wide range of items created using the tantalum and titanium powders produced by Metalysis.
Metalysis has committed approximately £10 million to creating the Materials Discovery Centre and at its Materials Manufacture Centre in Wath-upon-Dearne near Sheffield, UK. Metalysis anticipates commencing this calendar year it will have the manufacturing capacity for thousands of tonnes per annum of high value metal alloy powders.
(left to right) Dr Malek Deifallah, Metalysis's Business Development Director, Ian Margerison, Metalysis's Commercial Manager, and Roland Chavasse, T.I.C. Director, outside the Materials Discovery Centre.